(Screen)Writers’ Work

This week, both the Daily Show and the Colbert Report–the only TV programs I never miss–went on hiatus, so Comedy Central has been doing re-runs. It’s been a small taste of what life will be like if members of the Writers’ Guild of America decide to go on strike. At Salon, Laura Miller reviews Marc Norman’s What Happens Next: A History of American Screenwriting and starts off with a few anecdotes about the contempt with which screenwriters are held in Hollywood, then reveals some of the uglier side of the business. All very interesting.